Stock the Perfect Bar Cart with These Must-Haves

Stock the Perfect Bar Cart with These Must-Haves

Going out every weekend adds up, but when you bring the party to your home you can have a great time with friends without overspending. All you need is a stylish bar cart stocked with all the essentials — and maybe your own tip jar.

Wood bar cart with a metal frame and wine glass rack. photo

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Crofton Bar Cart

Sure, you can set everything out on your counter buffet style, but when you add this bar cart to your home it makes hosting a whole lot easier — and frees up space in your kitchen. (Not to mention, the portability aspect is awfully appealing when you're cozy on the couch.) Fill this sleek cart with all the essentials featured below along with your favorite wine, spirits, and beer and wheel it out to your living room, deck, or wherever the party is. Its minimalist design is made to fit in with a variety of decor.

Buy It! $132 (usually $225); wayfair.com

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Set of five bar tools hanging on a gold rack. photo

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Hanging Bar Tool Set

Keep your bar cart organized with this brass hanging bar tool set. It comes complete with everything you need to make your guests a night cap, from Kombucha-Rosé raspberry sangrias to classic Moscow mules. Use the two-sided jigger to measure the liquor and the spoon to mix in the fruit before serving. This set also includes a strainer and a bottle opener.

Buy It! $41 (usually $59); potterybarn.com

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Houdini glass recipe cocktail shaker. photo

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Houdini Recipe Cocktail Shaker

Your at-home bar isn't complete without a glass cocktail shaker, and this one gives you six delicious cocktail recipes right on the bottle. Exact measurements are clearly marked to make a single drink for yourself or three cocktails to share with friends and family. The recipe list includes a Manhattan, mojito, Long Island, cosmo, and martini. Add the ingredients, shake, and pour — cheers!

Buy It! $14; target.com

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Graphite ice bucket with a wooden lid. photo

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Fenton Graphite & Wood Ice Bucket

Instead of heading back and forth to your freezer to grab more ice, fill this graphite ice bucket before guests arrive. It'll save you multiple trips, giving you more time to hang out and enjoy your night. Thanks to its double-wall insulation, you won't have to worry about the ice melting too soon or condensation making a mess.

Buy It! $40 (usually $50); crateandbarrel.com

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Six-piece glassware set with three different sizes. photo

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Glassware Set

This set of crinkle-cut glassware will give your bar cart — and your tablescape — a unique, modern twist. The set comes with six glasses in two sizes (16-ounce cooler and 14-ounce double old fashioned) made with durable glass that's less likely to break and chip.

Buy It! $21 (usually $30); westelm.com

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Set of four white marble and rose gold coasters. photo

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White Marble & Rose Gold Coasters

Finish off your boujee display with marble and rose gold coasters. Set them on the top shelf of your bar cart to hand out as you pour drinks for your guests. This set of four complements most decor and features padding on the bottom to ensure they won't scratch your furniture.

Buy It! $34 (usually $40); surlatable.com

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